posted on Sep, 9 2014 @ 07:55 AM
a reply to: CardiffGiant
1.4TB of music files. A total of 192.000 tracks - yeah i love music
It started as a hobby back in 1998 to make a music storage system for all my CD's. I converted them all to mp3-files, and stored them encrypted in my
new archive. And of course i was on the Napster-wave too, getting all those tracks that was rare and almost impossible to get legal. The Napster issue
was the reason i encrypted the archive. And should the CD's get stolen, they would be worthless to anyone - unless they would attempt to crack it.
There was 256^256 combinations
The archive would span 5 CD's back then, with a total of about 500 tracks. Using a CD-changer which could hold 5 CD's was rather cool, since i had
instant access to 500 tracks at all time. At that time, a HDD was typical 4GB, so it was vital to store digital music on CD's. In 2000, i changed to
The archive has grown since. When the internet began picking up speed, i started to download almost any discography i could get my hands on,
compilations, greatest hits and so on.
My system now has a web-interface, which i can access anywhere in the world. Still working on it from time to time, since it is a hobby
The 1.4TB of data is stored on a 2GB NAS. No more CD's, no more DVD's
edit on 9/9/2014 by kloejen because: (no reason
edit on 9/9/2014 by kloejen because: (no reason given)